E Plurubus Unum, Rex Montis

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chains or change, is there a difference?

Thomas Jefferson said, "Delay is preferrable to error." Well folks, Uncle 'Bama just helped make one huge error.

We have just been given a giant shove on the playground of life by the biggest bully, that is the Democratic majority.

This morning I woke up to see my kids opening their stockings. Shortly after I heard this announcement, "America has made history with the biggest social step we have ever known with a government funded health care bill passing with a majority!"

You could obviously tell the excitement in the news announcer's voice as he sickeningly used his public voice to gush about the fact that we have just added another link of chain to our children's future.

It was a social step all right, in socialism. I don't think we can truly comprehend one TRILLION dollars. It is really too large a number to even realize how much was just spent. Where is this money coming from? Ah yes, more taxes. The poor don't pay taxes, the working poor don't make enough to pay taxes, the wealthy will pay their pound of flesh and it is not fair, but they can afford it...unfortunately due to capitalism being strangled in the name of "change" there are not many that fit into the rich category these days.

So the majority of the load will fall on most of us, the middle working class.

Employers will be punished if they don't take the government option
Private industry will be pushed and threatened with Chicago style bullying tactics
Say good bye to the specialized doctors we know...hope you like getting a heart surgery 1 year too late by a doctor who just managed to pull a D in his class. Since it doesn't pay any more to get a specialization in medicine and every job pays the same as dictated by the government...well, congratulations we've started the journey towards communism and spreading the wealth around. Ask Canada how much they love their government option...
Options and regulation are stripped from both doctor and patient and put into the caring hands of government; they will decide what is best for you. Oops, you're over 50, no hernia fix for you...(this happens in England).

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."-- Thomas Sowell

Thanks big brother, guess you wanted to do your own thing, despite overwhelming opposition from the people you were elected to represent. Congratulations Obama for helping to erode our American values and work ethic.

"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."-- G. Gordon Liddy

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Book book book

I thought for sure with winter here I would be rocking and rolling on my book but it just isn't so.

I can't even make time to write my book, this update is about all I can spare for time these days. If anyone has ever tried writing, you know it is almost impossible to just take 20 minutes and suddenly write...I have to get in the right mind-set and start digging back in my memory. Almost like a term paper, but with no deadline.

With a new house purchase to close on, a rush to get all my projects here done before moving day, a new job I'm still adjusting to and Christmas upon us....etc etc etc. It is a wonder I can't find or make time to write!

It is interesting that I do not like to read about Iraq at all. I had a book given to me about Iraq and I made it 3 pages into it before losing all interest. It is so strange. I have no problem writing about it, talking about it and thinking about it...but I have no desire whatsoever to read about it.

Move will not be complete until the end of January...I am almost distressed that I won't be able to do any serious book writing until after that. But what do you do? Make excuses or write I guess, there aren't many other options.

Merry Christmas all!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

My Reflections

Starting with a disclaimer: I am very happy and proud to live in a free country like he United States. There has never been a country like it and probably never will again. Most likely our time is soon to end (as no "empire" in history has lasted intact for any longer than 250 years).

With that said I am saddened.
I am saddened that our court system is in ruins. I am saddened that there are harsher penalties for someone who kills a timber wolf than for someone who murders a human being.

I am downtrodden to think that a child molester can get a judgement of "not guilty," and walk free on a technicality, while someone who forges a check can sit for 15 years in federal prison with no chance of early release.

I am slightly upset that failing auto, bank and health care industries that should rightly fail and be cut out like cancer, are allowed to endure and even rewarded with bail out money from the government (tax payers). If there are billions of dollars sitting around to give to people that obviously cannot manage it, than how about a tax break for the ones supplying that money? That would make me slightly happier.

Lastly-would the governments of Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq or North Korea care if their soldiers brought in an American with a bloody lip? Would they try to slap their hands? Or would they punish them for NOT first beating them, cutting off their heads and burning their bodies?

Well, I certainly didn't want to be completely upset for this whole post, but I guess that is what the disclaimer at the top was for...sort of.

So what is the solution? American leaders are far more concerned about the feelings of criminals and terrorists than they are the self-sacrificing hard working American soldiers and citizens...if we take a simple look at history, I would say it is about to repeat itself. We are pacing the rise of the Third Reich... with obviouse differences....but it is something to think about, because we just can't seem to learn from history.

Hope and change people, HOPE and least, that is what a young charismatic leader once emphasized...Adolf Hitler that is.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


It has been a very strange fall. Parts of the area I live in got 10 inches of snow; there are still green leaves on the trees.

A word about the picture, "Reflections."
This has always been a very deep picture for me. The other day I caught myself staring at this picture hanging on a wall in town. I have seen it before, it always stirs something deep. I started thinking about all the losses we have had in our unit, and how that picture is any one of us at any given time. It is such a fitting picture that portrays many many of my emotions without painting any words; this picture simply says it all. I am determined once again to finish what I have started by completing my book.

The feelings this picture awakens are similar to the emotions I experience when I am writing. I dig way back and start to remember things that had begun to fade. I am still on page 18 and haven't made much progress. The beginning is very important, it sets the stage for a good portion of what is to come. However, finding the time in peace and quiet are two things that rarely coincide. I think with the stability of my new job I will force life to slow down enough this winter to finish it once and for all. I hope I am able to tell the tale, or at least express in words the feelings "Reflections" brings forth.

Enjoy this fall, there will never be another like it for all time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another day in the life that is Zeke

Hello my loyal fans!

I must say, since the appearance of face book I have not made as much effort to write in my blog. Since face book is a love/hate relationship, not all of you get to see me so much. On that note, if I don't accept friend requests, it is that I don't treat face book as my social network. When you ignore a friend request there, people get their feelings hurt and think I don't like them. Not true, I just don't want to see 400 updates every day!

With that bit of unpleasantness over I can move onward ever onward.

The cold weather has arrived and with it a renewed zeal for writing. I have puttered with my Iraq saga book a bit, but find it extremely hard to find peace and quiet in which to write. I find that some of the details are so fuzzy I have to rely more and more on my journal and notes from in country than my memory. This comes from the fact that I want everything to be factual and not just memories pulled from my head at random. Which seem silly since most of the book is specifically about my experiences. The key is simply to write, and I have always found that this blog is for exactly that.

This may seem like a long ramble for some, and believe me, it will be the first of many as I attempt to sharpen my writing skills. Then it occurs to me that, yes, this blog is for my adoring fans, but first and foremost, it is for me. It has always been for me. My relief, my safe haven, a way to release and explore ideas, thoughts and emotions. So bear with me, feel free to comment and question. It is from questions that I have spawned much of my writings.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Soldiers Poem

"The Soldier Stood And Faced God"
Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was tough.And sometimes I've been violent, because the world is awfully rough.But, I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep...Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.And sometimes, God, forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.I know I don't deserve a place, among the people here.They never wanted me around, except to calm their fears.If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod.As the soldier waited quietly for the judgment of his God."Step forward now, you soldier, you’ve borne your burdens well.Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets; you’ve done your time in Hell."

-Author Unknown-
My new favorite poem nonetheless

Monday, October 05, 2009

Until We Meet Again...

Jesse Davis, my friend and brother in arms, took his own life one week ago today. His passing has left a scar on all of us who knew him. Jesse was a team leader in the same squad as me, 2nd squad 1st platoon of Able Company 2/136 Infantry 34th Div. "Red Bulls."
I spent nearly every day with him over a two year period during our Iraq deployment.
Now he is gone. The last time I saw Jesse was mere weeks ago. We ate lunch together, and reminisced over a cold one. Everything seemed fine until I heard the news. It simply does not seem possible; it is still so surreal.

Jesse was bright and funny. He had an intelligence that surpassed education and book learning. He was a great soldier and a better friend. Every time you saw him, your day was that much better. It was a privilege and honor to have shared time with Jesse.

The grief that nearly overcame me when I learned of his passing was a large weight that I carried. This weight was lifted when I went to the viewing on Saturday. I saw Jesse’s body, but it was not Jesse, it was only a shell of what he was. I sincerely believe Jesse is more alive today than he ever was on this earth, and I know beyond any doubt that I will see him again one day. Though he is in a better place, I will selfishly miss him in this one.

I will never forget the joy that he brought in life, nor the sorrow brought by his death. I will carry his memories with me forever as I drink the cup of bitter-sweetness, in anticipation of our next meeting.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Obama, Duality and Socialism

Obama approval ratings slip lower and lower, looks like the honey moon is coming to an end, the media woke up next to him in bed and discovered he has morning breath and they didn't "get theirs."

I've always said talk is cheap and that is all this guy seems to do. Big brother Obama is now attempting to push his Social Indoctrination schemes into our schools, going so far as to hand out study packets. Since when does the office of the president go so far as to have a hand in what our children learn...? Since they've done so well with the rest of the country to date, I don't think they should be touching education.

First he says that America "is no longer a Christian Nation." Then at the Egypt speech he says, "America could be considered one of the largest Muslim countries in the world..."

In earlier speeches he mocks the bible. Yet in other speeches he makes reverent notes about "The holy Koran." In a recent speech he praised Muslims for "enriching" America.
While he mocks biblical text, selecting verses at random to strip mine it until he can call it radical, he fails to quote portions of his precious Koran that call followers to "break the cross," and "kill the infidel." Which part of those radical Koran quotes "enrich" America by the way?

I've strayed a bit, but wanted a little background on where this guys principles lie. Anyhow, socialism...we have mandated "liberal arts" in school, but no conservative arts. We have a socialized health care bill that no one wants. A government that seems intent on taking over and meddling in the private sector. An administration that wants to live on credit and print money until our dollar deflates and our national debt is no longer payable.

On top of all this it's time to dabble in education as well?

Interesting how Bush had a decent rating overall in 8 yrs , yet the media never ceased to portray him as hated, and how Obama has such a low rating after a hundred days or so and the media is still crowning him king.

If Obama was a conservative pushing this stuff it would never fly. But having a pretty face and a silver tongue gets whatever it wants I guess. I don't know if this rant makes much sense and it doesn't really matter if it does. I would like to post something positive later, because it does become a drag after a while always reporting the bad. However it certainly angers me to see this country repeating the errors of history. Indeed as we move hand in hand with a near mirror image of the rise of Nazi Germany.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Conspiracy Meets Reality

So, we have all heard way too much about the "Swine Flu" of late. Of special note is the huge governmental interest in this. When has our wonderful government ever cared about the flu? I thought they were all concerned with population control...why not let the flu run rampant instead of ordering 6 million doses of vaccine?

Here is something to chew on; with the Obama administration's current health care push that focuses on [forced] euthanization, abortion and other methods of population control, would it be too much of a stretch to ponder what exactly will be in these "vaccine's." Some wonderful experimental cocktail for sterilization wouldn't be too far fetch now would it?

Well, since "they" are concerned with population control in the first place, how about just giving everyone the actual flu instead of the vaccine? Or something nice to make you sterile...?

Think this is a little far fetched? Not when you consider John Holdren, who has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population...

A closing thought, a conspiracy doesn't sound so far fetched when it has a ring of truth to it. I say never trust your government, never cease to question. On that note I ask, how is all that change and hope working out for you?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Writers Maze

I am in awe of the complexity that is involved in the writing of a book. I keep trying to hammer it out like an essay, and that has been my single biggest challenge; this is NOT an essay.

The beginning of the book is the most complex, attempting to cover several major topics required for the reader to understand the background of a soldier.

Once I work through this portion, the rest should flow. I have most of my material outlined already from my journal logs from in-country. I'll need to do a little interviewing of colleagues for fine tuning. It may take months or a year, but I am up to the challenge.

I have heard several of my fellow soldiers mention a wish to go back...more than 6 have mentioned this to me in the past month...makes me wonder how many others are feeling the same...? There is a simplicity to military life that can be reassuring and familiar...quite hard to explain really...perhaps I'll make a post out of it one day.

He book continues.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Medicare Madness

Due to reader requst, I post...

Where oh where to start with this. I think the Obamanation is trying to stuff this load of healthcare crap down our throats no matter what the America people think.

The Obama corner has always relied on two important rallying points; #1. If you make a good point you must be a right wing radical nut...#2. If you still make a good point you are a racist.

Too bad most Americans are making good points,
"We don't want your communist fingers in our back pockets, so go stimulate yourselves!"

We have the typical response from team Obama, "These aren't grassroot people saying this, it must be part of a vast rightwing conspiracy...or they are racist!"

Unfortunately, many in their own ranks are snearing at this government subsidized healthcare, as am I.

A great question to ask is, "How will this be funded?" A typical answer would be, "Raise taxes, especially on the wealthy." Because Communism works so well in a Capitalist society...
I hear Obama is requesting that Congress raise the national debt limit..? Great idea, change you can believe in I guess. People whine about the war on terror costing billions, and this administration has in a matter of months cost us trillions.

I am too tired to write much more and there is so much more to write. Thomas Jefferson said, "I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."

I woud note that this Health Care proposal is nothing more than the governments continued attempts to control more of our lives. I wish that could be said with less of a conspiracy theory undertone, but as government gets its fingers into Auto dealers, banking, healthcare etc. one begins to be worried.

People need to quite relying on the government to solve all it's problems and come to it's every rescue. Government is supposed to regulate trade and war, and little else, yet I see more and more people "needing" government for everything. I know this is straying from the subject, and perhaps I should proof read this, but I'm not going to, I'm just going to post it.

I doubt Obama has read his own 1000 plus page healthcare document.

Tom also said, "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

Ask Canada how well healthcare is working for them.

Monday, July 13, 2009


So I went ahead and hammered out the first three pages of my first book. In a nutshell it will be about our time leading up to, in, and returning from Iraq.

Over the next year or so I'll be attempting to recall memories both unpleseant and unwanted, but they are necessary for the process. This is something I feel I need to do.

Just thought I would throw that out there. I know I have had several request and questions regarding a book, or if I was even going to write one. Up until recently I would sit down to write and nothing but anger and hate would come out. I have overcome this by embracing it. I will dedicate one chapter to all the things that I hate and get it out once and for all. Then I will be able to place it appropriately within the pages of a bigger tale.

I leave you all in breathless anticipation. (Don't hold your breath, it will probably be a year or so in the making).

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Justice IS blind

I'm shaking in a rage right now as I type this. The old saying that Justice is blind has taken on a new meaning. I always knew our court system was broken, but this is outragous.

I don't know how many of my readers are familiar with the attempted murder of Christopher Dewy, a Mahnomen county deputy. Synopsis is that Dewy was on duty, two men shot him. One distracted him while the other shot him twice, once in the abdomen, once in the head. Dewy has since been in critical condition and is still not functional after multiple surgeries.

So now the accomplice of the shooter, the guy who distracted Dewy while the other shot him, just got a plea bargain. Instead of being charged with accomplice to attempted murder or even assault, his plea baragain allows for a charge of "failure to render assistance!!!!" With a maximum jail time of 24 months (and you know he'll never do that much time). This is an outrage not only for Dewy, but to honest citizens and especially Law Enforcement everywhere.

I don't even know what else to say. I can't imagine what those who are close to Dewy are feeling. I feel sick.

You can read the Dewy blog, updated by his wife Emily at

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Though cliche' comes to mind when I think of it, I know the term, "Freedom isn't free" can never be over-used. It can, however, be taken for granted. This phrase always comes to mind on the 4th of July, as well as the other 364 1/4 days of the year.

I went to the gas station today to pick up some ice. As I flopped the ice on the counter I looked at the guy working the till and said, "Isn't it good to be free? Happy Independence day!" He muttered something back that might have been "ya." But the look on his face was...hard to explain. In any case, I'm sure one doesn't get asked if it's good to be free every day.

We sure do have it easy in America. Even amidst the "economic downfall," and the multi-trillion dollar catastrophe that is Barrack Hussein Obama. As I took a shower, I acknowledged that I have hot water at my disposal 24/7. As I drove to the lake I noted nicely paved roads. No one is overtly trying to kill me, and I can go to Walmart anytime I want to get whatever I want. On top of all of that, if I suddenly lose everything I have, and my world goes completely crap, I can walk a matter of so many blocks (probably get a ride from a passer-bye if I so chose) to the human services department, and be on full blown welfare within a matter of days.

Yes, despite what the world thinks of us, it is good to be an American, and unlike Michelle Obama, I have always been proud to call myself one. It is good to be free.

As I glance down at my keyboard I can't help but notice one of two memorial bracelets for two of my friends that were KIA. They have never left my wrists in over two years. I weigh the terrible cost...(nods head) and know that it will never be a cliche' for me to say, "Freedom is NOT free."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Thought And a Rant

Summer is here, sort of. I can see my breath most mornings and then have the air conditioning on in the afternoons. Not too many warm days yet. Every winter I find myself looking at jobs in warmer states, wondering if I’ll always be in Minnesota.

My new job gives me three-day weekends and my family loves how much time I am going to have available this summer. We hope to get out on a lake or two, do some camping, biking etc. Slightly harder with a 9 month old, so we’ll see what happens.

Now a complete change in subject.

Speaking of my nine month old, I had a thought; here is a quote from President Bush on abortion. Please pay careful attention to the implications.

It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time, where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal used to kill; education that can enlighten used to rationalize away basic moral impulses; the bureaucracy that sustains modern life used as the machinery of mass death -- a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands.”

Now, what are the implications here? Rationalization of basic moral impulses; unwanted children can be murdered because it’s legal and it’s feministic rhetoric of “choice.” No matter that babies can feel pain, no matter that some abortions far out-weigh anything we could have done at Abu-Ghraib.

Many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands. How true.

How is it that criminal code reads that, “Whoever does any of the following is guilty of murder of an unborn child in the first degree and must be sentenced to imprisonment for life: Causes the death of an unborn child with premeditation and with intent to effect the death of the unborn child…”

With that in mind, where is the justice for over 70 MILLION murders. It sort of makes the holocaust and any other genocide look like small potatoes. My theory is that there is a visual disconnect. We never see the results of abortion; people are taught that it is a surgery, just like removing a growth or a tumor. But when someone has a completely separate genetic makeup, it’s called a human being.

Take note, I have put graphic picture at the bottom of this post in an effort to help that visual disconnect go away, it is not for the weak of stomach or the faint of heart, but it is something every person that spouts freedom of choice should be forced to see.

By the way, the quote above was not Bush regarding abortion; it was Obama regarding the Holocaust. Ironic that those words came from his mouth, he, one of the greatest supporters of abortion. I read his actions instead of his words, he may have said, “We need to come to common ground…reducing abortions” and all that, but his mouth does one thing while his hands sign something else. Would it have helped any if, during WWII we “came to common ground” on reducing the number of Jews killed from 6 million to 2 million? Or would it still have been a horrific genocide? We have blood on our hands.

Google more images if you dare, we should all feel sick...perhaps sick enough to DO something.




Sunday, May 24, 2009


Victory is mine! I had to get an extension to get my last paper done at school, but as of this past Tuesday I am TOTALLY done with school for the year. It is such an amazing feeling to read a book or watch a movie without the thought of homework hanging over my head. I think I'll take a break from college for a while.

On that note, here is what I learned in college: Instead of using reason, logic and supporting facts or articulable arguments when debating, you merely have to yell louder than your opponent, call names and make derogatory statements and insults to get your point across. Typical liberal rhetoric; we need more tolerance, except when it comes to anyone else's opinion or ideals.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring is here

I just thought I would put up a post to let my fan base know I am still alive and well. Quite honestly going back to school was a bigger task than I had anticipated when combined with work and family. Time has become something of a rare commodity for me these days. I am frantically finishing semester projects as the deadline approaches and finals draw near.

I had plans to begin book writing this past winter, but obviously did not due to time constraints.

Of interesting note is the oxymoron’s that are abundant at school. A person was telling me how it was "inhumane" to administer the death penalty on anyone (insert worst case scenario, murderer, rapist, et al.), and then in the same breath tell me that partial birth abortion is acceptable...makes my stomach turn to think our society has completely corrupted morality.

Well, there, a little controversy and a note that I live, I'll try and update more as the semester ends. Happy spring!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Hail Victory!

“I swear by God this sacred oath that I shall render unconditional obedience to Barack Hussein Obama, the president of the United States and people, supreme commander of the armed forces, and that I shall at all times be ready to give my life for this oath.”

Sadly, I can guarantee that not all my readers are making the connection with the above modified oath and history. I make this conclusion after speaking with a supposedly “educated” person with a college degree who drew an absolute blank when I mentioned the Holocaust. She had absolutely no idea what I was talking about, even after being thrown hints such as, Adolph Hitler…? Gas chambers…? Auschwitz…?
Of course, we have our very own Holocaust with an on-going count of 70,000,000 to date; some going under the knife in a very ritualistic pagan sacrifice sort-of-way (partial birth) which Obama is a full supporter of, and what have we done about it?

With the above symbol and This statement on youtube,
we should be wary indeed. With the implications of HR 45, we may have just xeroxed history, and it is about to repeat itself. I might be going over the edge here, but maybe we should be on the lookout for little bar-coded stars of David to be placed on all those with the “mental illness” of intolerance or some such nonsense; then watch the “cleansing” begin.

So, he's a citizen of the world, he changed out the American flag for his own symbol, he wants to create his own little army, is rooting for full blown gun control and is trampling the values this country was founded on, and has now mortgaged our grand children's future to overseas lenders... If that wasn't bad enough, there is a whole oligarchy behind him pulling for this crap.

Hitler started out as a fine young chancellor; full of charisma, ideals and persuasiveness. Then came the “Civilian National Security Force” in the form of the brown suited SS. Thereabouts we also saw the national registration of firearms in Germany (now we are looking at our very own in the form of HR 45). How far does this go before people wake up!? Or do we just start turning in our neighbors now and get a head start?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Socialism and communism blender

Bring out the hammer and sickle, it's time to spread the wealth around, rob from the workers and give to the leaches.

What I am referring to is of course, the idea being proposed to the house and senate of Minnesota "The Minnesota Health Plan." Details can be found here:

It has really catchy, sugar-coated phrases like, "All Minnesotans' will be included." So here is the outline

1. All Minnesotans will be included and covered- translated - "It doesn't matter if you are leaching off the system and don't work, an illegal alien or a parasite, you get "FREE" health care!"

2. No deductible or co-pay - translation - it's free, money does in fact grow on trees, especially in a recession with a state deficit.

3. No discrimination regarding pre-conditions - translation - It doesn't matter if you have made bad decisions in life, you no longer have to take responsibility for your actions! Problems from smoking, we got you covered, STD's and communicable diseases from illicit behavior and drug use, we got you covered.

4. You will have the freedom to choose your own doctor -allrightythen-

5. This coverage will be guaranteed for life - translation - especially nice to promise this when you don't have to pay for it, besides, we have money growing on trees for life as well as for now!

6. Premiums will be based on your ability to pay - translation - you don't work, you don't pay! Isn't big brother taking care of you! Thousands that make a living on welfare can continue to do so, Minnesota will continue to be a welfare magnate and a drain on the working class. So keep working YOU! Millions on welfare depend on you.

This will be awesome! We too can be like Canada, with waiting lines as far as the eye can see. The best part is, since there is way too much of a bill for the working class's taxes to cover this health care plan, the great state of Minnesota will fund the rest of what we cannot pick up. Which means, more taxes, because where does Minnesota get it's funds? The working class. Government funded health care! Why didn't I think of this?

Break it down. Not only will you be penalized for making more money or working harder (more money equals more contribution to this health care), but you get the joy of supporting even more people than you already do through higher taxes.

These are the first stages of early communism, take from the rich and give to the poor, spread the wealth around and we'll all live in harmony. Normally I don't let sarcasm permeate my posts, but I am drinking a really gross French Roast coffee, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Friday, February 06, 2009

I hate snow

Quite frankly, I couldn't think of a better title and I really can't think of that much to post. I simply know that I have been slacking in the blogger arena lately. Usually if I have nothing to post, I don't post.

I actually had thoughts of taking this blog down, but I have so many good posts I want to keep, and I am too lazy to copy and paste them all, so here it shall stand!

So, I am still making up for lost time. I was gone for 22 months, but still haven't been home for quite that long.
Someone asked me the other day if I ever think about Iraq. I chuckled a little as I responded, "Every day."

I have still contemplated writing a book about Iraq, but quite honestly, that will have to wait a while longer. I very well might write a piece of fiction though, and to do that, I need to keep up my writing in some way, so look out for more random blog posts.

Oh ya, and I hate snow.